Monday, November 28, 2011

Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe Christmas Concert Tour 2011

It's probably un-Canadian to say that I'm not familiar with Stuart McLean, but that's the category I fall into. A friend dropped off his CD, Stuart McLean at the Vinyl Cafe (The Christmas Concert) so I could take a listen. He thought I'd like him. Well, it's not really my cup of tea, but then I'm not a big fan of Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion, either.

If you've never heard of Stuart McLean, he's a journalist, humorist, best-selling author and host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. The show has a million+ followers, so he's definitely got his fans. Read his complete bio on CBC's Vinyl Cafe website. And during the holidays, he's touring with the Christmas Concert Tour 2011 across Canada (plus Seattle), starting out in Victoria, BC. Appearing with him is special musical guest Hawksley Workman.
Victoria, British Columbia
Nov. 28, 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Royal Theatre 
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nov. 29, 7 PM

Port Theatre 
Calgary, Alberta
Dec. 1 & Dec. 2, 7:30 PM

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 
Banff, Alberta
Dec. 3, 7:30 PM

The Banff Centre 
Edmonton, Alberta
Dec. 4, 2:30 & 7:30 PM

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 
Regina, Saskatchewan
Dec. 6, 7 PM

Conexus Arts Centre 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Dec. 7, 7 PM

TCU Place 
Toronto, Ontario
Dec. 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM, Dec. 11 at 2:30 PM

Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 
Seattle, Washington
Dec. 13, 7:30 PM

Paramount Theatre 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dec. 14 & !5, 7:30 PM

Orpheum Theatre 
Ottawa, Ontario
Dec. 17 at 2PM and Dec. 18 at 2 PM & 7 PM

National Arts Centre 
Montreal, Quebec
Dec. 19, 7 PM

Place Des Arts - Maisonneuve 
Kitchener, Ontario
Dec. 22 and 23, 7 PM
Centennial Hall